Because I’m really rough on my purses, I actually do have to replace them once or twice a year. (I am really trying to stop this, as right now I’m still mourning a suede bag felled in a sambuca accident last year.) This year, I ended up getting a purse very similar in shape to the one above from Etsy shop
raydesigns – the one above is handmade and gorgeous. Mine, I picked up at a local thrift store for $4 and I’m laying odds on its chances of survival even if I do give it a good buff with shoe polish.
Typically, I do take a look at Etsy handbags first.Â Sometimes what’s on Etsy is so much more affordable, and since I’m an Etsy seller myself, it just seems like the neighborly thing to do.Â And in the time I do this, I find such interesting, interesting things: